Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Working

It is nice to be reminded that you DO know how to do this, and all it takes is just DOING IT.

I've been paying more attention to my diet as my New Year's resolution, cutting out all the pre-holiday treats (goodbye cookie dough) and keeping my food journal regularly. I'm making the most of my produce delivery and making lots of veggie-rich meals and fruit-based snacks. I'm trying to drink more water -- though I always need to do better on that. I'm not starving myself - I've even eaten out many times - but I'm trying to eat better things.

And, it's working. In 18 days, I've lost 7.8 pounds. Hooray!!! I know how to do this.

Now, at some point, I'm going to have to confront my nemesis.... exercise. Grumble.


Laura P said...

yay! go Stef!!!

DC Food Blog said...

Good job stef! I have the exact opposite challenge. Exercise was never a problem and it's second nature. It's easy for me to run five miles at the gym while watching Keith Olbermann. But the tracking and counting and thinking about food was a HUGE challenge. Is there exercise you've enjoyed doing in the past?

Stef said...

Aargh. There is no form of exercise that I like.

Walking is my preferred mode, if I can just make myself do it.

ashley!nocera said...

Congratulations on your success so far! Keep it up, you can do it! I am currently blogging about losing weight in the same types of ways that you're trying and reading your posts always helps keep me motivated and on track! Thanks for your honesty and for sharing your journey with everyone! It has been a huge help!

Stef said...

Thanks, Ashley! Good luck to you, too. I've added a link to your blog so we can all follow along together. :-)

ashley!nocera said...

Thanks!! I really appreciate that! If you don't mind me asking, how did you do that? I'm new to this whole blogging thing so any help you could give me would be great!